Friday, January 30, 2009

This is really, really cool: the Carnaval de Campos do Jordão yesterday announced the theme for this year's Carnaval street day on February 24th. In this Ano Villa-Lobos, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Villa's death, the theme will be the works of Villa-Lobos. Six Samba Schools will be in the parade this year, each with a special Villa-Lobos theme:

  • Jardim Márcia - “Uma homenagem a Villa-Lobos”
  • Jardim Imperial - “Uirapuru”
  • Vila Santo Antônio - “Bachianas”
  • Bloco dos Artistas (Vila Britânia) - “Choro”
  • Acadêmicos do Britador - “Amazônia Fauna”
  • Vai-Vai da Mantiqueira (Monte Carlo) - “O Trenzinho do Caipira”
I can't think what a comparable popular culture event in Europe would be to celebrate this year's Haydn or Schumann anniversaries.

More information at the Guiacampos website.

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